Sunday, March 9, 2014

Proverbs 9

Proverbs 9:1 "Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:"
Proverbs 9:2 "She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table."
Proverbs 9:3 "She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,"
Proverbs 9:4 "Whoso [is] simple, let him turn in hither: [as for] him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,"
The wise person (Christian) is building a house.   This is a spiritual house that we read about in I Peter 2:5
Proverbs 9:6 "Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding."
Only a fool would say there is no God. We are to turn from our foolish ways (forsake) so that we might have everlasting life. To go in the way of understanding, is to accept the Lord Jesus as our Savior and Lord.
Proverbs 9:7 "He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked [man getteth] himself a blot."
Proverbs 9:8 "Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee."
Proverbs 9:9 "Give [instruction] to a wise [man], and he will be yet wiser: teach a just [man], and he will increase in learning."
When you witness to someone about the Scriptures trying to get them saved and they ridicule you for it and want to argue about it, it is best not to argue.  We see here that some people will not accept your message if it corrects error in their life. Some people, if you remind them of sin in their life, will hate you.
Proverbs 9:10 "The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy [is] understanding."
Proverbs 9:11 "For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased."
Proverbs 9:12 "If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but [if] thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear [it]."
We see here that it is our own responsibility to seek wisdom, and it is our own loss if we reject the Lord.
Proverbs 9:13 “A foolish woman [is] clamorous: [she is] simple, and knoweth nothing."
Proverbs 9:14 "For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,"
Proverbs 9:15 "To call passengers who go right on their ways:" 
 Proverbs 9:16 "Whoso [is] simple, let him turn in hither: and [as for] him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,"
Proverbs 9:18 "But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell."
The literal of this woman would be that of the harlot woman who waits on the street corner and seduces her victims. The men who are not of God get involved in her sin. The spiritual, here, has to do with those who reject God and go the way of the world. In both cases, we would have to say that they are lacking in understanding.

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